“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) is delighted to announce a series of events that are being organized this year to mark the 75th anniversary of the Kindertransport.
The central event will be the Kinder reunion on Sunday, 23 June at the JFS school in North West London, which will include contributions from Kinder, JFS pupils and guest speakers. We very much encourage the participation of the second and third generations of Kinder. The reunion will also incorporate a new exhibition to be curated by the Wiener Library and which will be on display at the Library from May.
The day after the reunion, on Monday, 24 June, the Leo Baeck Institute London together with the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies will be holding a symposium at the German Historical Institute in London. The conference will focus on the experiences of Kinder after their arrival in Britain and will be a great opportunity for scholars and Kinder to exchange thoughts and ideas. As with the reunion it is hoped that younger generations will come along as well as Kinder from out of town and overseas who hope to come to JFS.
Later in the year, on Wednesday, 20 November, AJR is organizing, with the help of Lord (Alf) Dubs, a special Tea in the House of Parliament to mark the debate held there on 21 November 1938 which paved the way for the arrival of the Kindertransport.
To round off the year, World Jewish Relief, in conjunction with the AJR, will be organising a memorial service at Liverpool Street Station on Sunday 1 December, which recalls the arrival 75 years to the day of the first transport of children.
For more information, please visit the AJR's website.